Estero, Florida Knee Pain Treatment
Knee pain is common in all age groups and the causes of knee pain are many. Injury to the supporting structures such as the ligaments, tendons and meniscus are a common cause of acute and chronic knee. These can occur during sporting activities, work or simple acts such as climbing stairs. Weakness of the supporting muscles, bad foot mechanics or repetitive activities can all stress the knee joint as well. Ligaments and tendons can become overstretched, inflamed or even torn. This can lead to joint instability, chronic pain and degeneration of the joint cartilage and meniscus.
Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is a common degenerative condition. It is marked by knee pain, swelling, stiffness and joint weakness.
Other types of arthritis include Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), caused by the immune system attacking the joint, and Gouty Arthritis, caused by deposition of uric acid crystals or calcium within the joint. Often, many factors contribute to knee pain, including your diet, daily activities, exercise and stress level.
Common Knee Conditions We Treat:
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Meniscus Tear
- Knee Ligament Sprain (MCL, ACL injury)
- Knee Instability
- Knee Tendonitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Gouty Arthritis
Symptoms and Diagnosis
Knee pain is most commonly present during activities such as walking, standing or squatting. It can get worse with increased activity and improve with rest. If there is damage or inflammation inside the joint, the knee can become swollen and stiff. At times it can be weak and give out during walking.
A knee pain specialist can diagnose the cause of knee pain with a good symptom history, physical exam and simple imaging such as X-ray and ultrasound. At times, more advanced testing such as MRI or joint fluid evaluation is needed for a proper diagnosis.
Non-Surgical Knee Pain Treatment
Patients often feel that knee surgery or even a full knee replacement are their only options. Often, this is not the case. Our Integrative Advantage ™ is the most comprehensive nonsurgical treatment for knee pain. We combine the best natural healing modalities without the use of medications, steroids or surgery. Our team approach addresses all the contributing factors to knee pain and provides lasting pain relief and improvement of function.
- Regenerative Medicine Injections (Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Bone Marrow Stem Cells) used to stimulate healing and stability of the supporting structures, cartilage and meniscus
- Physical Therapy to strengthen and re-educate the muscles and ligaments and improve general strength and fitness
- Anti-inflammatory Diet with adequate nutrients to support the healing process along with natural anti-inflammatory supplements
- Laser Therapy such as low level laser and PEMF to further support tissue healing, decrease swelling and improve function
- Acupuncture to help restore balance and health
Are You a Candidate for Non-surgical Knee Pain Treatment?
Dr. Sebastian Klisiewicz has been my doctor for quite a while now & he's been fantastic in getting me answers/results as quick & painless as possible. He has been stellar & very attentive to hearing my physical issues then getting me set-up with great Doctors that help make me able to have a functional life given my prior injuries/surgeries.
Dr. Sebastian and his staff couldn’t have been more professional or caring. I was in pain for a long time without relief from an orthopedic doctor. From my first visit with Dr.Sebastian I knew I was in good hands. He took the time to explain the issue and his plan for treatment. I am pain free !!! I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Sebastian and his team.
Sebastian is very caring, knowledgeable, and has a great team of medical assistants working with him. His facility is outstanding and makes you feel you are his only patient, despite his busy schedule. I am happy to have found him, as I fully trust him for any future needs. I highly recommend him and look forward to the treatment results!